Typically my body starts to remember, at the first signs of spring. If I didn't have a calendar or pictures or anything else, as soon as the weather starts warming up and the birds start tweeting a little more, my body remembers. It remembers the anticipation of my third child's birth. It remembers the trauma … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Joshua
Choosing contentment and forgoing perfection
So this is coming to you a bit late. I sat down New Year's Eve and reflected and journaled, and that's what this is based on. I tweaked it when I presented a devotional to my women's Bible Study and so I thought I'd share that version with all of you. I regained the fifteen … Continue reading Choosing contentment and forgoing perfection
Stop striving to be “that girl”.
There seems to be a trend going around with young women posting videos on becoming "that girl". You know the one, the one who always has her hair and make up done, who also looks enviable in a bikini, and is running her own business, plus has a beautiful family and her house looks like … Continue reading Stop striving to be “that girl”.
Five years in paradise
Five years ago today, I woke up to find your warm body, still. After waking up suddenly, lurching out of bed, I still believe it was my soul sensing yours had left. I still wish you were here. Your gap in our lives is blaring to me every time I count your siblings to make … Continue reading Five years in paradise
The Dichotomy of Spring: Grief and Hope
As soon as the air starts turning warm and the first signs of spring start emerging, I feel it in my bones. Before my mind even catches on to what's happening, my body remembers. I start feeling anxious, nostalgic, sad because with the arrival of spring comes the cascade of memories. The odd thing is, … Continue reading The Dichotomy of Spring: Grief and Hope
More protein, more steps, more pounds, oh my!
Since losing the majority of my unwanted pounds, I've maintained my weight fairly well. I have noticed that every holiday/winter season I tend to gain about five pounds, which is fine. We should all be aiming to maintain within a range anyway. Well recently, after having gained the holiday weight as well as another five … Continue reading More protein, more steps, more pounds, oh my!
What if this IS my calling?
I don't know about you, but a nagging question that has followed me from the teenage years until now has been "What's my purpose? Why am I here? What is God's will for my life?" Many people in the Christian faith might even say, "What is your calling?" Our culture and even Christian culture has … Continue reading What if this IS my calling?
Living with Intentionality
It's a snowy day, this first day of 2022. We've hardly received any snow this fall/winter season, so it has been a welcome respite from the dryness. It continues to fall gently outside my window, and my children have already been sledding twice this morning. As I've sat by the fire and welcomed in a … Continue reading Living with Intentionality
Losing 45 pounds (part 2)
As I said in my first post, I have a roller coaster relationship with food and weight. I've never been extremely overweight or underweight but I wanted to find a weight I felt my best at, while also finding that mystery of moderation with food and especially my weakness of desserts. After I had my … Continue reading Losing 45 pounds (part 2)
Body Image, Food, and Fitness (part 1)
I'd say it started in middle school, "it" being my super self-consciousness of my body and its shape and size. I had super long and lean legs, but my short torso tended to scrunch everything together, making me very aware that my stomach was not as long and lean as my peers' tended to be, … Continue reading Body Image, Food, and Fitness (part 1)